The Women of the Cousins' War by Philippa Gregory

The Women of the Cousins' War

By Philippa Gregory

  • Release Date: 2011-09-13
  • Genre: Europe
Score: 4
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory joins two eminent historians to explore the extraordinary true stories of three women largely forgotten by history: Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford; Elizabeth Woodville, queen of England; and Margaret Beaufort, the founder of the Tudor dynasty.

In her essay on Jacquetta, Philippa Gregory uses original documents, archaeology, and histories of myth and witchcraft to create the first-ever biography of the young duchess who survived two reigns and two wars to become the first lady at two rival courts. David Baldwin, established authority on the Wars of the Roses, tells the story of Elizabeth Woodville, the first commoner to marry a king of England for love. And Michael Jones, fellow of the Royal Historical Society, writes of Margaret Beaufort, the almost-unknown matriarch of the House of Tudor.

Beautifully illustrated throughout with rare portraits and source materials, The Women of the Cousins’ War offers fascinating insights into the inspirations behind Philippa Gregory’s fiction and will appeal to all with an interest in this epic period.


  • Great book!

    By Hdueuf
    Phillipa Gregory is awesome! I have read every historical book that she has written. Especially, the books about The War of the Roses. Mrs. Gregory is the reason that I started reading historical books. In the past, I only read murder, mayhem and (of course) Stephen King. I found all of those things in her books, plus so much more. A must read. Knowledge is power!
  • Loved it!

    By 389Horton
    Decided to read this after watching the White Queen series on STARZ and I loved it! definitely different than the mini series, but it was easy to read and you get a real sense of what these women went through. I recomend it to anyone interested in the war of the roses and general medieval British history.